Chief Executive Officer
Since the acquisition of the König & Cie. Group in March 2016, Jens Mahnke has been a member of the Executive Board of Ernst Russ AG. He was appointed as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in July 2016.
Before that, he was the CEO of the König & Cie. Group. As a trained shipping merchant, he held numerous maritime management positions, including as a member of the Executive Board/partner of the Nordcapital Group and as Managing Director of Harper Petersen & Co. His in-depth shipping expertise and his extensive network have contributed significantly to the further development of the business model. Within Ernst Russ AG, Jens Mahnke is most notably responsible for the Shipping and Product Development segments. Mr Mahnke is married and has four children.
Member of the Executive Board
Ingo Kuhlmann was appointed to the Executive Board of Ernst Russ AG in September 2012. Since 2008, he has served in a variety of senior positions within the Ernst Russ Group, including as Commercial Director.
Ingo Kuhlmann holds a diploma in business administration and successfully completed the examination for tax consultants in 2007. Before his time at Ernst Russ AG, one of his previous positions was at RTC Treuhand GmbH & Co. KG, an auditor and tax consultancy. Ingo Kuhlmann’s responsibilities include the Finance and Real Estate segments of Ernst Russ AG. Mr Kuhlmann is married and has three children.
The Supervisory Board appoints members to the Executive Board and oversees their management activities. Supervisory Board members also counsel the Executive Board on issues of fundamental importance to the company.